Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn

Our Symphony on the Silver Screen 

Lunch & Learn is coming home for the holidays! For our final episode of the year, we are taking a look at one of Lincoln’s most beloved local arts institutions: Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. This year, the symphony’s annual December "Deck the Halls" concert is going digital, streaming the performance from the Lied Center mainstage to bring your holiday favorites directly to your living room. Hosts Ryan and Sapphire will be joined by acclaimed musician Tom Trenney, the concert’s guest conductor, to talk about what it’s like bringing the symphony to the cinema, his esteemed career, and how despite the chaos of 2020 –there truly is no place like home for the holidays.

Lied Center for Performing Arts

Meet Tom Trenney:

Tom Trenney is blessed to be in his twelfth season as Minister of Music to First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he shepherds three adult choirs, accompanies the congregation on the Lied organ, preaches sermons, and serves as Artistic Director of the Abendmusik Concert Series. Since 2016, First-Plymouth's choirs have been honored to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Convention, as well as for state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Assocation (ACDA). Since Fall 2019, Tom has been Assistant Professor of Music and Conductor of Choirs at Nebraska Wesleyan University, following interim choral positions at Doane University and Wartburg College. He is also the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Sounding Light --a professional choir which has produced four recordings. Tom’s choral compositions have been published by Augsburg Fortress, Beckenhorst Press, Choristers Guild, E.C. Schirmer/Galaxy, Morningstar, MusicSpoke, Pavane, and G. Schirmer. His music has been sung in churches and colleges around the country. In the 2018-19 season, Tom has been invited as a guest performer and clinician for national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Hymn Society of America. He and the Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir were featured at the 2019 National Conference on Sacred Music. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, Tom is grateful for the inspiration of his teachers and mentors –especially Anton Armstrong, David Davidson, Craig Hella Johnson, (Mister) Fred Rogers, William Weinert, Anne Wilson, and Todd Wilson.





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December 10, 2020 | 4 p.m.
December 13, 2020 | 12-1:30 p.m.